Derek Taylor Kent on His Journey for Publishing His First “Scary School” Middle-Reader Book - video

Award-winning, bestselling author Derek Taylor Kent started writing children's books when he was in his teens. Inspired by Dr. Seuss, he created whimsical worlds in lyrical rhyme and tried to recruit his mother, who was a professional illustrator at the time, to illustrate his books. This dream never came to fruition but ten years later the Harry Potter phenomenon exploded and Kent was once again inspired to write; this time he attempted a novel and wrote his first manuscript in his Scary School...
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